Posted By: Pizza Expert on May 27th, 2009
I have gone time and time again to Tucci’s just to try to find a fault, and I just cannot. Maybe the green shirt the owner wears could be nicer, but outside of that, the pizza has consistently managed to impress me. Therefore I am making the statement that Tucci’s Pizza in Boca Raton, has the best coal oven pizza I have had in this city.
Tuccis is hidden on 50 NE 1st ave in Boca Raton. www.tuccispizza.com. The site is still under a redesign though.
Now I know many of you will say I am biased, since I have become friendly with Alberto, the owner. Others might think I am saying this, just because he was nice enough to let us have our PizzaTweetup there. Yes, it might be biased to make this claim of them having the best coal/wood oven pizza based upon friendship and the like, but for anyone who has any doubts, go and try for yourself and tell me if you can find fault. Even the other day when I went there for lunch, and had a pie that wasn’t as splendid as my previous visits, it still blew away the local competition.
With Tucci’s I have noticed it isn’t about the fluff. They aren’t trying to put you in an environment that makes ridiculous claims that their pizza is served well done, nor are they trying to be the chic pizza place for Boca Raton. They are just using the finest ingredients, with some of the finest pizza makers, in an amazing oven. Just look at the counter they use to make their pizza on, and you will see they keep it spotless.
It will thrill me when I see Tucci’s is busy enough that there is a long wait to get in. This way I know the place has become successful as it deserves. It will also deeply sadden me that one of the best kept pizza secrets, will become mainstream. But with pizza made and served the way Tucci’s Pizza in Boca Raton does, it is inevitable that the word will get out. Maybe I can still have some pull to get a seat after they read this article!